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Two-Tight End Offense Could Be Key For Bengals In 2016

While the Cincinnati Bengals may have had to deal with the loss of some significant resources along the offensive side of the ball during the course of this offseason—in particular, wide receivers Marvin Jones and Mohammed Sanu, and offensive coordinator Hue Jackson—their cupboard is far from bare. As I detailed…

Alejandro Villanueva

The Optimist’s Take: Blindside Liability

The Pittsburgh Steelers have, by and large, been on an upward swing over the course of the past two and a half seasons after they missed the playoffs for two straight seasons, and failed to win a postseason game in four straight years. Last season saw them gain that elusive…


Recap Of Steelers Injured Players Ahead Of First OTA Practices Of 2016

With the Pittsburgh Steelers set to begin their annual OTA practices on Tuesday, here is a quick recap of the players who entered the offseason with injuries and those who had surgeries scheduled. C Maurkice Pouncey (fibula) – Pouncey might not be allowed to participate in practices this coming week…


Five Second-Year Steelers Players To Watch As OTA Practices Begin

The Pittsburgh Steelers will begin their 2016 OTA practices on Tuesday and while we aren’t likely to learn a lot about the players during the annual “football in shorts” sessions, there are four second-year participants who we will be monitoring very closely over the course of the next several weeks…

Le'Veon Bell touchdown

Steelers Bell And Tuitt Named To’s Under-25 Team

For the second year in a row, Le’Veon Bell has been named to Elliot Harrison’s All Under-25 team. The post, originally written up back in March but updated a few days ago, also selected Stephon Tuitt to the group. Bell, who turned 24 in February, “is quite simply the best…


Browns Release Veteran WR Brian Hartline

After selecting four wide receivers during the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns have finally decided to part ways with one of their veterans who plays the position. Released on Monday by the Browns was wide receiver Brian Hartline, who was scheduled to earn $3 million in 2016. Hartline, who…

Jerald Hawkins

Jerald Hawkins Channeled Grief Into Progress On And Off Field

Much has been said about Pittsburgh Steelers first-round cornerback Artie Burns and the tumultuous year he has gone through since the untimely death of his mother last year, and how he has had to persevere through it, with his father imprisoned, for the sake of himself and his younger siblings….

Replay Review

Proposed Tweak To Replay Process May Be Largely Semantic

According to media reports, there will be some changes to the nature of the replay system for this upcoming season, but whether or not it will actually mean anything appears still to be up for debate. In a proposal originally brought forth by the Ravens back in March, it seems…


Film Room: Cover 3 Still A Steelers’ Staple

When you think of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ defense, you probably circle a couple of common concepts: tough, hard-hitting, stellar run defense, and a potent pass rush. That’s been a constant since the 1970s. But the scheme wrapped around those core football values has evolved. Bud Carson’s Cover 2, a 4-3…

Javon Hargrave

Steelers Should Be Motivated To Play Javon Hargrave

Of all the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2016 draft picks, it has to be third-round selection Javon Hargrave who walks into the most interesting predicament as a rookie. Put simply, he is the only player the Steelers drafted whom they have a strong compulsion to play, without starting, because of who would…